PORTSMOUTH, VA - Iona College men's basketball senior forward Mike Glover has been invited to the 60th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Portsmouth, VA. The three day tournament runs tomorrow (Apr. 11) through Saturday (Apr. 14) at Churchland High School.
Each year the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament has invited 64 of the best college basketball seniors from across the nation to participate in a four-day, twelve-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team. The tournament drew the attention of NBA Scouts and General Managers in the mid-70's when players like Dave Cowens, John Lucas, Walt Szczerbiak and Bobby Cremins came to Portsmouth to play. Soon the word spread and approximately 200 Scouts, General Managers and Representatives of all 30 NBA teams began to come to see players like John Stockton, Dennis Rodman, Tim Hardaway, Scottie Pippen and others. Today scouts from numerous international leagues have joined in on the annual April pilgrimage to Portsmouth. Over the years the P.I.T. has been a showcase for five of the 50 greatest players in NBA History (Rick Barry, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen) and for many others who have gone on to NBA stardom.
Glover will play for Portsmouth Sports Club coached by Tony Holloway and P.J. Honore. He joins fellow New York City natives Erving Walker (Florida) and Kyle O'Quinn (Norfork State) along with Georgetown's Henry Sims, Oregon's Devoe Joseph, Temple's Ramone Moore, Tennesee Tech's Kevin Murphy and Bryant Voiles from Augustana College on the squad. Fairfield senior Rakim Sanders will play for K&D Rounds Landscaping in the eight-team tournament.
Glover's first contest with Pourtsmouth Sports Club will be against Norfolk Sports club tomorrow (Apr. 11) at 7:00 pm.